Category Archives: Policy

Intern Perspectives on Poverty & Disability

The following blog post is by Mario Carter, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). Nearing the end of his internship, Mario shares what he learned from … Continue reading

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IDEA Changes Lives: My Experience with Early Intervention

The following blog is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is written by Kelly Coyne, the proud mom of 9.5 year-old twin girls in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” in “Teach”

The following is a crosspost from Blend My Learning. The blog is written by Kristin Fiorini, a first and second grade Special Education teacher at Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC and a 2014 City Bridge-New Schools Education Innovation Fellow. This summer, I … Continue reading

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15 Years After Olmstead – Our Commitment to Community Living

The following is a crosspost from The White House Blog. The blog is written by Paulette Aniskoff, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that … Continue reading

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Meeting the Demands of an Expanding Health Care Workforce

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. If you’ve ever seen the “Because” public service announcement from … Continue reading

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Planning for a Year of Disability Employment Action

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.  Early on in his 2014 State of the … Continue reading

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Hello Families! – The Next Big Thing Is Here: Introducing Individualized Learning Plans

There is a movement afoot – a change in focus, a change in the way many school districts around the country are attempting to prepare all youth for adulthood. Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) are taking the nation by storm. If … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The following blog entry is a cross-post from ACL Blog, the official blog of the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The blog is written by Kathy Greenlee, Administrator for the Administration for Community Living and Sharon … Continue reading

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